Historically institutionalized children and prisoners have been exploited and subjected against their free will, as human guinea pigs in all manner of medical experimentation. Researchers’ regard “Criminals in our penitentiaries are fine experimental material . . . Continue reading →
Today’s New York Times Magazine cover story, Planet of the Retired Chimpanzees By Charles Siebert, reports that chimpanzees who have served as subjects in biomedical research can look forward to being set free in one of 12 specially built chimp sanctuaries the . . . Continue reading →
AHRP Testimonies and Presentations Sep 8, 2005: AHRP Testimony: NYS Hearing –AIDS Drug /Vaccine Experiments on Foster Children July 18, 2005: Cheaper than Chimpanzees Statement by Vera Hassner Sharav before the Committee on Ethical Consideration for Revisions to DHHS Regulations on Protection . . . Continue reading →
On behalf of the Alliance for Human Research Protection, or AHRP, I want to thank the members of the Committee, for this opportunity to share with you our understanding of the complex problems presented by medical research involving vulnerable populations, such as prisoners and children. We appreciate your difficult job, and recognize that you will need to exercise courage in your assigned mission, which is to protect prisoners from research abuse and exploitation.
“Courage,” in this context, means the courage to acknowledge uncomfortable facts about current practice and to speak truth to power, Continue reading →